Highlanders ended a three match losing streak with a 1-0 win over Herentals; while Dynamos fought back to force a 2-2 draw against Shabanie Mine.
2018 ScheduleAll times ET
Dynamos were denied a third consecutive win thanks to a late, late equaliser, while FC Platinum lost their first home game in two years.
David Temwanjira grabbed a last-gasp equaliser as Shabanie Mine ended the only remaining 100 percent record in the Zimbabwe Premier League.
Ngezi Platinum emerged from match-day 5 with their title credentials reinforced after a last-gasp 1-0 win over Chicken Inn.
Dynamos' troubled start to the new campaign took another nasty turn as they lost 1-0 at home to eternal rivals Highlanders on Monday.
Does Platinum FC's success reinforce the perception that the balance of power is shifting in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League?
Zimbabwe league leaders FC Platinum took a decisive step towards a first league title after coming from behind to dispatch Ngezi Platinum 2-1.
Dynamos will look to exact a measure of revenge on a visit to title rivals FC Platinum on Wednesday in the Zimbabwe Premier League.
The Zimbabwe Premier League is set to light up as it reaches the halfway mark with Black Rhinos, How Mine and Ngezi Platinum are tied at the summit.
Ngezi Platinum won Saturday's battle of the Platinum Miners, beating FC Platinum 2-1 to reclaim top spot in the Zimbabwe Premier League.
Ngezi Platinum strengthened their grip on top spot, while another Highlanders match was abandoned due to crowd trouble.
|Bulawayo City FC||34||9||5||20||-10||32|
|Mutare City Rovers||34||5||8||21||-31||23|